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Rights groups challenge Israel settlements law in court

Rights groups challenge Israel settlements law in court

Two rights groups have asked Israel’s Supreme Court to strike down a new law retroactively legalising 3,900 settler homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Adalah and the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre also requested an injunction to freeze its implementation pending a ruling by the court. The law, passed by Israel’s parliament, has been denounced by Palestinians.

Israel’s attorney-general has also warned that it is unconstitutional. Avichai Mandelblit has said he will not defend the legislation in court, and may even be called testify against it, according to Israeli media reports(BBC,2017)


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